Dr. Bismark Oduro

Bismark Oduro, PhD

Senior Professor of Biomathematics
Mathematical Modeling Specialist
International Experience:  Ghana, USA

 

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
  • Master of Science, Mathematics, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, USA
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • Mathematical models of triatomine (re)infestations 

Master's Thesis 

  • Dynamics of a cardia ventricular action potential  

Bachelor's Thesis 

  • Determinants and their applications  

 

Academic Teaching Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Part-time Instructor, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Teaching & Research Assistant, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Teaching & Research Assistant, Mathematics & Statistics Department, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
  • High School Teacher, Department of Mathematics, Tarkwa Senior High School, Tarkwa, Ghana
  • Teaching Assistant, Mathematics & Statistics Department, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

 

Teaching Specializations

  • General Mathematics 
  • Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Mathematical Modeling
  • Mathematical Biology

 

Publications 

  • Bismark Oduro, Mario Grijalva, and Winfried Just. Models of disease vector control: A hysteresis-like effect (To be submitted soon, in November 2016)
  • Bismark Oduro, Mario Grijalva, and Winfried Just. Tentative title: A model of vector control with imperfect insecticide treatment. (In preparation).
  • Bismark Oduro, Mario Grijalva, and Winfried Just. Tentative title: Centrality measures of maps (In preparation).

 

Current Research Projects   

  • Mathematical models of Chagas disease and Chagas vectors (re)infestations (with Dr. Winfried Just and Dr. Mario Grijalva).
  • Modeling of cocoa black pod disease (with Dr. Henrietta Nkansah)..

 

Presentations  

  • A hysteresis-like effect for insect control strategies. Annual Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research. October 14-16. (Poster).
  • Global stability of triatomine (re)infestation models and a centrality measure for maps. Mathematical Biology Seminar, Ohio University, Athens, OH. November l7, 2015. (Joint talk with Philip Miller).
  • Poster presentation in student expo, Ohio University, Athens, OH. April 9, 2015.
  • Dynamics of an intermittent spraying model. Mathematical Biology Seminar, Ohio University, Athens, OH. April 1, 2015. (Talk).
  • Poster presentation on Pi-day, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University Athens, OH. March, 2015.
  • Designing optimal spraying strategies for controlling (re)infestation by Chagas vectors. Mathematics Department Research Seminar, Marshall University, Huntington, WV. November 19, 2014. (Talk)
  • Designing optimal spraying strategies for controlling (re)infestation by Chagas vectors. Mathematical Biology Seminar, Ohio University, Athens, OH. October 23, 2014. (Talk)
  • Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Ohio State University, OH. Columbus, August, 2014.
  • Poster presentation on Pi-day, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University Athens, OH. March, 2014.
  • Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Ohio State University, OH. Columbus, August, 2013.
  • Poster presentation in student expo, Ohio University, Athens, OH. April, 2013.
  • Poster presentation on Pi-day, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University Athens, OH. March, 2013.
  • Poster presentation on Pi-day, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University Athens, OH. March, 2012
  • Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Ohio State University, OH. Columbus, August, 2011.
  • Poster presentation in student expo, Ohio University, Athens, OH. May 13, 2011
  • Poster presentation on Pi-day, Department of Mathematics, Ohio University Athens, OH. March, 2011.
  • Dynamics of a cardiac ventricular action potential. Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar, Ohio University, Athens, OH. September 28, 2009. (Talk)

 

Languages 

  • English, Professional fluency
  • Twi, Native fluency
  • Sefwi, Native fluency